Alford and the future at QB

While Ole Miss officials have not confirmed the enrollment of Anthony Alford, the former Petal star has spoken with Hugh Kellenberger of the Clarion-Ledger to talk about his fresh start at Ole Miss.

He did not answer questions about his arrest and charge of assault with a weapon.

It is presumed that Alford is not enrolling for the campus life experience but to become part of the football team.

I’ve had people email with concerns about Alford. I do believe in second chances, and I suspect that Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze will have the satisfactory legal answers before moving forward. Freeze will decide if the reward is worth the risk. A “fresh start” often works out for the person who needs the start and the new school as well. Sometimes the second chances don’t work out. Jelan Kendrick’s didn’t go too well.

Assuming Alford continues along a trouble-free path and becomesĀ  a football team member in good standing, it would certainly bring interesting possibilities at quarterback.

By the time he would be eligible, Bo Wallace would be a senior. Barry Brunetti would be gone. Two highly regarded freshman commits would be either sophomores or redshirt freshmen. Maikhail Miller, who made strides this season, would be a junior.

You’d have two guys known for their mobility in Alford and Devante Kincade, and Ryan Buchanan who appears to be more of the pocket passer.

It could make for interesting times ahead at quarterback, hard decisions but depth … a good problem to have.

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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